City wary of opening its coffers, leaving jail reforms at an impasse

The city’s reluctance to provide Sheriff Marlin Gusman with a financial bailout continues to stymie movement toward reforming Orleans Parish Prison under terms of a federal consent decree — despite fresh reports of  violence and unconstitutional conditions at Gusman’s  sprawling jail complex. At the heart of the impasse: The Landrieu administration refuses to give Gusman […]